The Half union was a United States coin minted as a pattern, or a coin not approved for release, with a face value of fifty U. S. Dollars, it is thought of as one of the most significant and well-known patterns in the history of the U. S. Mint; the basic design, featuring Liberty on the obverse, was modified from the similar $20 "Liberty Head" Double Eagle, designed by James B. Longacre and minted from 1849 to 1907. Today, two gold specimens belong to the Smithsonian. No others are known to exist. There are copper specimens of the coin that can go for more than $300,000 in PF-65 condition; the Half Union was never released for circulation. Some Half Unions can have a larger head than others. In 1893, famed Chief Engraver of the Mint at the time, William Barber, designed the coin. William Barber designed several other coins, such as the "Amazonian Quarter" pattern, the short-lived Twenty Cent Piece, the Trade Dollar; the coin was designed to weigh 2.5 ounces and be made of solid gold. Had it been made for circulation with the general public, the coin would have been the highest valued gold coin made at the time, with a face value of fifty dollars.
As it is a pattern, it was never struck for circulation and all other known presentation versions were made of copper or sometimes various gilded metals. Only two examples were struck in gold, today both reside in the Smithsonian. However, the half-union denomination did resurface in the form of a $50 commemorative coin released in 1915 to commemorate San Francisco, the Panama–Pacific commemorative coins; some of the coins were octagonal, others round, making it the first and only time the United States Mint has released a coin, not round. In 1915, a gold commemorative coin was issued in the Panama -- Pacific half union, it was minted in round and octagonal varieties, the latter being the only United States coin issued to date, not round. 1877 PATTERN COINS, DIE TRIALS & FANTASIES
Snake is an Uruguayan rock band formed in 1995 in Montevideo, Uruguay. It is considered one of the most popular rock bands in the Latin rock scene. Founding members The founding members were all Armenian-Uruguayans, they were: Mikael Boudakian - bass Lalo Keoroglian - guitar Alejandro Moumdjian - drumsAfter a long stay, Keoroglian was replaced by guitarists Miguel Bestard and Federico Navarro and the drummer Moumdjian was replaced by Mape Bossio. Other past members Miguel Bestard - guitar Federico Navarro - guitarCurrent members are Marcelo Fontanini - vocals Mikael Boudakian - bass guitar Claudio Pintos - guitar Mape Bossio - drums In December 2000, Snake released their debut album named Dos Pasajes Paramarte produced by Juan Campodónico and Carlos Casacuberta and edited independently, soon broadcast on Uruguayan radios, making it one of the most popular Uruguayan rock bands. In September 2001, Snake performed in Argentina with a great response. In May 2002, they toured the UNited States including a big concert in Los Angeles at the Roxy Theatre.
In August of the same year, the Snake song "Suicida" was included in the compilation, published for LAMC, a conference held in 2002 in New York, in which the annual revelations of Latin Rock were highlighted. Returning triumphant to Montevideo, Snake launched their second video clip "Equis" in May 2003 during the Premios Graffiti winnings "best music video of the year" with "Suicida" being played on rotation on MTV. Snake toured Argentina again in 2003 in addition to taking part in 2003-2004 in several big music festivals for the Latin rock scene. In August 2004, Snake recorded their second album this time through studios in Buenos; the album Dejando Marcas was produced by Raúl and Osko Cariola in co-production with Mikael Boudakian. Being "Magnéticos" was the first single from the album. A second single, "Mordiendo la Ciudad" was issued as a music video directed by Federico Alvarez. With rising popularity, they were featured at many important festivals including Pilsen Rock in Paysandú, Fiesta X (main venue carrying 23,000 people and at Baradero Rock in Argentina in 2005 celebrating the band's 10th anniversary with a concert in "Central" Montevideo in the "Snake 10" show singing their best iconic songs in addition to a special version of The Beatles "Taxman" in Spanish.
They appeared in Gesell Rock festival in Argentina in 2006 and 2007 and in Bahia Rock Festival in La Paloma, Uruguay in 2008. On 30 May 2008, they appeared in their show at Montevideo. In 2009, Snake held a concert at Kibon Beach in Montevideo for about 5,000 people. In 2009, Snake released their fourth album El Diario de la Serpiente co-produced by Raul and Osko Cariola; the single "Ataque de Pánico!" was released in November 2009. The music video was based on the famous short film by Fede Álvarez and was directed and animated by Álvarez and Mauro Rondán, it took two years to finalize. The music video as a theme of the short film is cataloged as arguably the best video clip in the history of national Uruguayan rock. Another release from the album was "Los Antídotos". In 2009, long-standing member Alejandro Moumdjian left the band at the height of the band's success; the band has seen since a number of changes in the line-up. On 9 October 2013, Snake opened for Aerosmith on the occasion of the first tour of Aerosmith in Uruguay.
Place on 09/10/2013 at the Centenario Montevideo stadium with 22,000 people attending. 2000: Dos Pasajes Paramarte 2004: Dejando Marcas 2006: Snake 10 2009: El Diario de la Serpiente 2001: "Suicida" 2002: "Equis". 2007: "Mordiendo la Ciudad" 2009: "Ataque de Pánico!" "Suicida " "Equis" "Mordiendo la Ciudad" " Ya no hay tiempo " "Ataque de Pánico!" Official website
Organik is the studio album released in 2012 by Turkish singer Mustafa Sandal. Prior to the release of this album, Sandal had stated that he would not release any new albums due to his focus on television and cinematic projects, this period lasted for three years. In December 2011, it was reported that beside his appearance as a judge on O Ses Türkiye he was working hard on his new studio album. In May 2011, it was announced. Mustafa Sandal said that the songs in this album would have the spirit of his works in the 1990s, he made the album's lead single, "Ego", available for download on Turkcell's platform before the album's release. On 6 June 2012, "Ego" was made available on all digital platforms and on 11 June 2012 the album itself was released. While the album was expected, Mustafa Sandal explained the reason for this delay through a video he posted on his official YouTube channel; the arrangement for the songs found in Organik were done by Volga Tamöz, Seçkin Özer, Ödül Erdoğan. The album includes songs written and composed by Eflatun, Soner Sarıkabadayı, Amr Mostafa, Deniz Erten.
Sandal himself wrote and composed six of the album's songs and composed five of them. For the song "Çek Gönder", Sandal performed a duet with his then-wife Emina Sandal; the album's photographs were taken by artist Ceylan Atınç. Organik's only music video was released for the song "Ego", in the format of an action short video. Official website